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Gittings, Tom; Goldsmith, Ken – 2000
From the earliest times when commodities such as tobacco and beaver pelts were used as money, to the present when credit and debit cards are commonplace, money has played a central role in the U.S. experience. This booklet provides an historical overview of the concept of money as it has evolved in the United States. The booklet is divided into…
Descriptors: Consumer Education, Economics Education, Government Role, Monetary Systems
Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, Washington, DC. – 1988
Even though the first citizens of the United States were skeptical about singular authority, the Constitution gave the president independent authority and strong powers. But as chief executive, he would be responsible to the people for the exercise of those powers. The modern presidency is a product of 200 years of growth and experience, yet much…
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Federal Government, Governmental Structure
Peach, Lucinda J., Ed. – 1986
Designed to assist organizations preparing to celebrate the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution through community and school events, this guide provides educational ideas that can be useful in directing the public's attention to the Constitution and the values it represents. Information is included on selecting forum formats, such as mock…
Descriptors: Community Education, Community Programs, Constitutional History, Elementary Secondary Education
Frank, Roberta – 1986
This report, a supplement to "The Constitution and the Community: A Resource for Planning Humanities-Based Programs on the United States Constitution," describes resources for community oriented U.S. Constitution bicentennial celebration programs. Part 1 outlines basic planning procedures in terms of: (1) focusing on humanities; (2)…
Descriptors: Community Planning, Community Programs, Constitutional History, Humanities
Goldwin, Robert A., Ed.; Schambra, William A., Ed. – 1980
Designed to help prepare the nation for a thoughtful observance of the Constitutional bicentennial, this publication contains seven essays on the topic of democracy and the Constitution. "Democracy and the Constitution" (Gordon S. Wood) looks at the popular and democratic rhetoric used to justify the federalist system in the late 1700's.…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law
Goldwin, Robert A., Ed.; Schambra, William A., Ed. – 1982
Second in a three-part series designed to help prepare the nation for a thoughtful observance of the Constitutional bicentennial, this publication contains seven essays on the topic of capitalism and the Constitution. "American Democracy and the Acquisitive Spirit" (Marc F. Plattner) supports the argument that the framers of the…
Descriptors: Capitalism, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Democracy
Goldwin, Robert A., Ed.; Schambra, William A., Ed. – 1985
Third in a series designed to help prepare the nation for a thoughtful observance of the Constitutional bicentennial, this publication presents six essays addressing the issue of human rights and the Constitution. "How the Constitution Protects Our Rights: A Look at the Seminal Years" (Robert A. Rutland) focuses on James Madison's role…
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law
Office of the Special Assistant for the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution (Army), Washington, DC. – 1988
This supplement to the "Bicentennial of the Constitution" highlights the process of the U.S. Constitution's ratification. Chapter 1 provides a chronology of national ratification history dates, a list of state ratification dates, and a list of the individual states' bicentennial ratification commemoration dates. Chapter 2 describes…
Descriptors: Community Education, Constitutional History, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities
Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, Washington, DC. – 1987
The purpose of this United States Constitution Bicentennial celebration booklet is to provide ideas and suggestions for Citizenship Day and Constitution Week commemorative activities. Part 1 describes the meaning and history of these commemorative events, and part 2 discusses the history of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution and the…
Descriptors: Activities, Community Education, Constitutional History, Elementary Secondary Education